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A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 8

Read "A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 8" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The immuno-booster series is back. After all and, sadly, the pandemic is everything but over so our need for soothing and uplifting music is greater than ever. As usual, we've asked a number of prominent jazz musicians to share with our readers the music they rely for encouragement. For this instalment the selectors were ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jean Christophe Cholet - Matthieu Michel: Extended Whispers

Read "Extended Whispers" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Album che prosegue il precedente Whispers del duo tra il pianista francese Jean Christoph Cholet e il trombettista svizzero Matthieu Michel--artisti che collaborano da quando, molti anni fa, si incontrarono nella Vienna Art Orchestra--allargando la formazione a quintetto e quindi arricchendo suoni e scenari. Il programma prevede tredici brani originali (sei di Cholet, quattro ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Dave Holland, Louis Moholo, Ben Van Gelder, Emma Frank & Other New Releases

Read "Dave Holland, Louis Moholo, Ben Van Gelder, Emma Frank & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

After three weeks of thematic episodes, we have to get back to checking what's new and what's coming up... The piles of new and upcoming releases have been building up and we could not wait any longer. So here's to a great episode with new, upcoming and reissued gems, featuring the music of Dave Holland, Zakir ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Paul Bley, Yazz Ahmed, Gianluigi Trovesi, Matthieu Michel and tons of great new releases

Read "Paul Bley, Yazz Ahmed, Gianluigi Trovesi, Matthieu Michel and tons of great new releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Accordion players, saxophonists, clarinet and trombone players as well as compelling singers are at the heart of this week's focus on new releases. Give a listen and then make sure to support the musicians and the labels that put out this amazing music so that the prolific jazz phase we live in can go on, and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Lana Meets Jazz – Ottava Edizione

Read "Lana Meets Jazz – Ottava Edizione" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Lana Meetz Jazz Lana (BZ), 30.04.2019--05.05.2019 Dal dixie al jazz scandinavo con divagazioni elettroniche il passo è lungo, ma al Lana Meets Jazz tutto si tiene. Merito di una programmazione basata su criteri di selezione semplici, solidi e inoppugnabili: -Musicisti di indiscusso valore, interpreti di ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michel Benita Ethics: River Silver

Read "River Silver" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A sei anni dal magnifico esordio, passato inosservato fuori dalla Francia (Ethics, Zig-Zag Territoires 2010), il quintetto di Michel Benita arriva al primo disco per la ECM, trovando finalmente una platea internazionale e numerosi estimatori. La musica e i protagonisti della formazione sono uno splendido esempio di quello che Giorgio Gaslini chiamava “Musica Totale." Strumentisti di ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Michel Benita: "sono proprio un figlio degli anni '60/'70"

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All About Jazz: Dopo due album come sideman, al fianco di Andy Sheppard, il tuo primo album da leader con l'ECM. Com'è andata? Michel Benita: La prima registrazione con Andy Sheppard, Trio Libero, mi ha in effetti offerto l'occasione di incontrare Manfred Eicher. La comunicazione con lui è stata subito facile. Aveva già ascoltato ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michel Benita Ethics: River Silver

Read "River Silver" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The Algerian born bassist, Michel Benita, has been an active presence on the European jazz scene for three decades. Now Paris-based, he has played with guitarist Marc Ducret, Dino Saluzzi and Archie Shepp among many other well known artists. At the end of the 1990s he cofounded the ELB Trio with French guitarist Nguyên Lê and ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Michel Benita Ethics: River Silver

Read "Michel Benita Ethics: River Silver" reviewed by John Kelman

It's no secret that music is something that can dissolve borders, transcend cultures, and speak with a language understood by all. That the decreasing size of the world has made it possible for artists from disparate countries to collaborate and create music that is truly greater than the sum of its parts--imbued not just with the ...


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